Eric N. Athey

Eric N. Athey
McNees, Wallace & Nurick

Address: 570 Lausch Lane, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 581-3708
Fax: (717) 260-1773

Academic Background

College: Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Economics, 1986
University of Massachusetts, M.S., Labor Relations, 1988
Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1991, cum laude

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination



Eric is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Group.
He provides counseling and representation to employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including compliance assistance with laws such as the Affordable Care Act, FMLA, ADA, OSHA and wage and hour laws. Eric routinely helps unionized and non-union clients navigate difficult situations involving allegations of discrimination and harassment, as well as labor negotiations and arbitrations, employment contracts, and employment policy development. Eric represents private and public sector employers before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division.


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association, President, Past Chair of Labor and Employment Law Section
Lancaster Chamber of Business and Industry, past Board Member (Ex-Officio)
The Central Penn Business Group on Health, Board of Directors
Members 1st Federal Credit Union, past Board Member
Lancaster County Business Group on Health, current Board Member, past Board Chair
Lancaster County Conservancy, past Board Member
Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County, past Board Chair
Trout Unlimited, Donegal Chapter, past Board Member
Music for Everyone, past Board Member

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